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Josh Warrington In Pole Position To Land Frampton Showdown

By Elliot Foster

Josh Warrington set up another potential stadium fight with a win at Elland Road on Saturday.

The Leeds United football fan remained undefeated at the home of his beloved club as he became a world champion.

Warrington, who is now 27-0 with six early finishes, dethroned Wales’ Lee Selby in front of more than 20,000 fans to win the IBF featherweight crown.

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With the win, the 27-year-old former British, Commonwealth and European champion has put himself in pole position to fight at Windsor Park.

Carl Frampton, the WBO interim world featherweight champion, who outclassed Nonito Donaire last month in what was arguably the performance of his career, will return in Belfast on August 18, exclusively live on BT Sport.

And Warrington, who came away with the verdict via a split decision, could well be the man in the opposite corner on the night.

“I got into the ring on Saturday night with the expectation of the city on my shoulders,” he told BT Sport in the aftermath of the win. “I’ve worked hard for this moment over the past 18 weeks and I really can’t put it into words.

“I’ve been a fan of Carl Frampton’s for years and it would be an honour to fight him.”

The promoter of Josh Warrington, Frank Warren, who arranged for the local band the Kaiser Chiefs to play before the hometown man ring-walked, said afterwards that a meeting would be arranged for next week to discuss the options for ‘The Leeds Warrior’.

Further details will be revealed in due course.

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